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  • Member since
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  • From: Twin cities, MN
Ad blocker problems
Posted by missileman2000 on Sunday, January 28, 2024 10:57 AM

I saw many good comments about Ad Aware, so I decided to install it.  Big problem- It blocks many sightsI want to visit ( like my state dept of revenue ans so many others.  I cannot find a way to give these sites permission.  Then I decided to uninstall it.  Couldn't do it!

 

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, January 28, 2024 6:25 PM

use ad blocker then.

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    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Monday, January 29, 2024 11:08 AM

missileman2000

I saw many good comments about Ad Aware, so I decided to install it.  Big problem- It blocks many sightsI want to visit ( like my state dept of revenue ans so many others.  I cannot find a way to give these sites permission.  Then I decided to uninstall it.  Couldn't do it! 

Adaware is an antivirus and antispyware application, not an ad blocker.  So it might not have been the right choice for this scenario. But in any case, there probably is a way to whitelist/trust, etc, specific sites and to blacklist or block others.  There must be a way to uninstall it, too.  You might need to get help to do it; that's just our digital age.

If you're running Windows, you can go to Settings (click the little gear icon in the bar across the bottom of the window), and then either use the Search box and search on "uninstall", or look for Apps in the menu on that page, click that, and then you should see a choice to install and uninstall applications.  From there, you should see a list of the applications installed on your machine, and Adaware should be somewhere in that list, and you should be able to uninstall it from there.

In Adaware itself, there should be an "About Adaware" in the menus, like under Help, and that might also get you to an Unistall feature.

I can't speak to other operating systems, like Apple's devices, but they should be similar in that they should eventually get to you a place where you can uninstall an application.  Understood, if you're not as experienced, knowledgeable, or comfortable doing it, but I'd bet someone in your immediate circle may have the experience and can help.

It's frustrating, I know.  And I work in IT, in application development.  The technology we've built for ourselves can be very useful, but it can also be a royal pain in the butt.

Good luck, though!

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

  • Member since
    March 2022
  • From: Twin cities, MN
Posted by missileman2000 on Tuesday, January 30, 2024 8:39 AM

Yep, done all that- or tried.  The ap does not show on the apss list- there is no way to "open" it.

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Tuesday, January 30, 2024 12:32 PM

Perhaps this will help.  I know nothing about your phone (which it sounds like your using), but this gives a method of removing from both Android and Iphone devices.  Good luck!

https://nordvpn.com/blog/remove-adware-from-phone/

Gary

  • Member since
    March 2022
  • From: Twin cities, MN
Posted by missileman2000 on Wednesday, January 31, 2024 7:32 AM

This is not on my phone, it is on my computer.

 

 

  • Member since
    March 2022
  • From: Twin cities, MN
Posted by missileman2000 on Thursday, February 8, 2024 8:48 AM

My grandson fixed it-don't know how.  Old age is not for wimps!

  • Member since
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  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Thursday, February 8, 2024 11:31 PM

missileman2000

My grandson fixed it-don't know how.  Old age is not for wimps!

When I bought my youngest son his first brand new smart phone, he and I got the exact same phones, a two for one special.

Of course, I had them set up my phone first and his afterwards. When my phone was done, I was trying to figure out how to do something. My son took the phone from my hand and instinctively knew what to do.

He hadn't even touched the phone prior to doing so. Yeah, and I'm 40 years older than him.

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